In Arizona, during the 1950s, privileged white girl Amanda Lawrence marries half-Apache mining engineer Jonathan Dartland who dreams of finding gold in an old abandoned Apache mine.

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Amanda Lawrence
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Hugh Slater
Mara Corday ...
Maria - Hugh's Nurse
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Jim Mablett
Frieda Inescort ...
Mrs. Lawrence
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Princess Saba
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Old Larky (as Eddy C. Waller)
Robert F. Simon ...
Ernest Tyson
Charlotte Wynters ...
Mrs. Mablett
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Arthur Space ...
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Amanda Dartland accompanies her half-Apache husband Jonathan to a mining community where he will supervise the excavation of an almost mythical Apache treasure. His jealous rages and macho attitude cause her much misery, while the excavation project is threatened by prejudice and fear. Amanda tries to bridge the cultural gap, and Jonathan must do the same, or he will lose her. Mesmerizing brief performance by Celia Lovsky as Princess Saba. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@intersource.com>

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The story of an impatient love!


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5 August 1955 (Finland)  »

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De dorst naar liefde  »

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According to Leonard Maltin, Jeff Chandler sings the title song for which he also wrote the lyrics. See more »

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Saba: [Indicating, to a tour group, a gathering of young Apache boys on the Reservation] A child here has little contact with his father who, in the old days, was usually away hunting. Today, the father is still much away. He works on the Reservation cattle range. As you see, the little boys play, and have few responsibilities. But there comes a day when they are twelve. Here is a little one, ready to leave his mother and go with the men. From now on, he will work and hunt with the men. Eat and live ...
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Foxfire
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Jeff Chandler
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A little gem
18 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have just seen this film for the first time on TV. I thought it was a little gem of a film, with excellent roles filled by Jeff Chandler and Jane Russell. The authentic settings in Arizona also helped to make this an enjoyable and convincing film.

I am a particular fan of films made in the 1950's and 1960's which I regard as the golden years, when films contained real 'stars' and this one certainly fits the bill for me. I am just surprised that I have not come across this film before. I can recommend it as an ideal film to watch on a wet afternoon. Pity it is not available on DVD. The storyline also deals sensitively with racial prejudices arising from relationships between white people and the native Indians even in the modern times in which the story is set.


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